Swap the bustling streets of Quito for the serenity of the cloud forest. This private day trip takes you to the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve north of the city to admire butterflies and waterfalls. It’s an ideal itinerary for anyone looking for a nature break, while surrounded by the sights of orchids and sounds of birdlife. Transport is provided from centrally located hotels.
Delve deeper into the indigenous culture and history of Ecuador on a private day trip to Otavalo Market from Quito. With your private guide, you’ll overcome the language barrier and explore South America’s largest market at a pace suited to you, as well as visiting other local highlights such as San Pablo Lake.
Discover the life and talent of Ecuador’s most cherished visual artist, Oswaldo Guayasamín, with entry to the museum, chapel and home that preserve his legacy. View a large collection of his original paintings and sculptures, in addition to pre-Columbian and colonial artifacts, at the museum. See where Guayasamín lived and worked on a tour of his home, and enter the Capilla del Hombre, his final masterwork dedicated as a monument to peace and the people of Latin America.
Spend a memorable night out in Quito with dinner and a performance of the renowned ‘Jacchigua’ show presented by the Ecuadorean National Folkloric Ballet. Savor a meal of haute Andean cuisine and a welcome drink before taking your seats for a brilliant display of traditional music, dancing, and costumes featuring more than 90 talented performers and special effects. Hotel pickup and drop-off makes it a safe and stress-free nightlife experience.
Skip the line at one of Quito’s most popular attractions with this tour to the Church of the Society of Jesus, or “Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús.” Save time waiting in line by booking ahead, breezing by the queue and heading straight into the church anytime on your selected date. Once inside, join a guided tour that highlights the church’s ornate Baroque design features.
Enjoy this full-day tour of Otavalo Marketplace, the largest Indigenous market in Latin America. Departing Quito, you’ll travel to Otavalo Marketplace, to browse stalls for colorful, artisan souvenirs and delicious flavours. See, too, the Lago San Pablo where you will be able to admire its beaty and take in the calm of this place.
Cotopaxi Volcano is the centerpiece of Cotopaxi National Park. At more than 19,000 feet (nearly 6,000 meters), its snowy peak dominates the landscape of the park. During this full-day tour from Quito, travelers experience the volcano from many vantage points. Explore a lagoon favored by water birds, learn more about the area at an interpretive center, and hike up the flanks of Cotopaxi Volcano to a recently-renovated climbers' refuge to experience this active volcano up close.
Journey to the beautiful Quilotoa volcano, driving through stunning mountain scenery and stopping to visit local Andean communities, during this day trip from Quito. Travel along the spectacular ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ passing beneath its towering peaks, eventually stopping at a village of an indigenous community, to explore a local home and learn about their daily life. Finish your day with a trip to the lagoon inside Quilotoa volcano. This day trip includes a guide, entrance fees, round-trip hotel transport, and lunch.
Don’t worry about confusing and time-consuming public transit in Quito; instead, opt for a comprehensive full-day excursion which covers several city highlights and includes private transportation. Ideal for visitors with limited time in the city, visit the Basilica del Voto Nacional, tour the old town, and more in the company of a local guide, learning more than you could if exploring independently.
Boasting a huge diversity of birdlife, the Mindo Nambillo Cloud Forest Reserve draws ornithologists worldwide. It’s also a popular destination for anyone wishing to escape the busy streets of Quito. With a private guide to help you set the itinerary, you can visit a butterfly farm, trek to waterfalls, go river tubing, and taste locally made chocolate and coffee. Transport is made easy with private hotel pickup in a 4WD vehicle.
Cover some of Quito's highlights, including the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo) and the Pululahua Crater, on this double-decker bus tour. During the half-day tour, you'll learn about the landmarks and popular attractions in Quito from your guide and enjoy VIP access to all of the attractions in the Middle of the World Complex.
Mindo, just two hours from Quito, is in a biodiverse cloud forest that's home to hundreds of species of birds and butterflies. This full-day tour with a private driver and guide includes a visit to a butterfly farm and a tour of a chocolate factory plus one other eco-adventure of your choosing, including ziplining, hiking, or an orchid farm visit, for a customized experience.
See where the equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres on this tour of the Middle of the World Monument from Quito. Climb aboard a 20th-century replica tram to head to the museum built to honor a French expedition and where numerous Ecuadorian crafts and items are displayed. This tour highlights one of Ecuador's most popular attractions and allows travelers plenty of time for exploring, shopping, and learning, too.
This popular private tour hits all of Quito's top attractions. Follow your expert local guide through the capital city's historic district, stand on the equator and ride on the highest gondola in South America. This full-day experience is perfect for travelers who want to gain insight and understanding into the history and culture of Quito.
Don’t let limited time in Ecuador stop you visiting the majestic Quilotoa Lagoon, an emerald crater lake surrounded by mountain landscapes. Reach the natural wonder the easy way on this full-day tour from Quito, ideal for nature lovers. Stop at a traditional craft market before arriving in Quilotoa National Park and opting to hike or ride a mule (own expense) to the rim of the dormant volcano. Lunch and transfers are included.
Skip the public transportation and enjoy an easy Arrival, Airport and Ground Transfer in Quito. After landing in Mariscal Sucre International Airport join other travelers to depart for your Quito hotel in a shared minivan.
Discover the best that Quito has to offer as you embark on a sightseeing tour of the city. Alongside a private guide, take in the views of Quito from the teleferico cable car and take a guided walking tour of the Old Town. Then, visit the 'Middle of the World' monument to learn more about the effects of the equator line.
After private pickup from your Quito hotel, head to the Cloud Forest in Mindo. Your private day tour stops at the best viewpoints and gives you plenty of time to take photos. Get the best views of the plants and wildlife on a 530-meter cable car ride through the Cloud Forest. Let your private guide lead you to the best waterfalls in Ecuador, before returning you to your hotel.
Cover more ground than you could alone and make the most of your time in Quito during this private full-day excursion to Baños de Agua Santa, ideal for adventurous and time-pressed travelers. Plus, benefit from the undivided attention of your bilingual guide as you explore various microclimates and try the adventure activities that appeal to you.
Create your perfect adventure on a customizable private tour of the Mindo Cloud Forest. Possible themes include amateur birding, natural history, nature hikes (all levels offered), and cultural immersion. This excursion is set at your pace, whichever activities and attractions you choose. If you prefer to put your trust in the guide, a set itinerary takes you to an orchid reserve, Milpe Bird Sanctuary, Mindo, the equator line, and more.
After your guide collects you from your hotel, set off an adventure around the city. First, ascend to Quito’s famous viewpoint in a cable car. From 4,100 meters (13,000 feet) above sea level, you’ll see the city in all its splendor. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the historic center, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Sight and stop to visit major attractions like the Presidential Palace, La Ronda, and the Cathedral.
If you are visiting Quito for the first time, the sheer size of Ecuador's capital can be overwhelming. Get oriented and enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the capital during a private sightseeing tour that gives you the freedom to customize your itinerary. Instead of using public transport, we will take you to the main sights in a private vehicle and visit the world famous Middle of the World monument.
After pickup from Quito, you’ll take the picturesque route along the Panamerican highway. This comprehensive tour ticks off both the popular and lesser-known Ecuadorian attractions. With an expertly planned itinerary, you’ll visit a rose farm, Plaza de Ponchos, Quitsato’s sundial, and more in a single day. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Cotacachi village, which is also included in the tour.
Let a guide accompany you on the steep, downhill path to the shores of Quilotoa, a picturesque crater lake nestled in the Ecuadorian Andes. On this private day trip from Quito, you’ll visit an indigenous market where local farmers and craftspeople trade their goods. En route, admire stunning landscapes via the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Lunch and private vehicle included.
5 hours 25 minutes
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